Vamsha Vaidhya Award Winner
Category: Vamsha Shree
The Journey of Charaka Ayurveda Asramam
After completing my B.A.M.S in 1995 from Government Ayurveda Medical college, Guntur, I was strongly determined to start an Ayurveda Vaidya Shala. In 1975-1976, after lot of struggles I could start one Ayurveda Vaidya Shala, in a small village in Andhra Pradesh. My confidence was boosted with this experience, and I decided to go for Post-graduation (MD in Kaya Chikitsa) from Government Ayurveda Medical college, Hyderabad (Osmania University). I completed my PG from 1977-1980 and again decided to start an Ayurveda Vaidya Shala in Hyderabad. I was struggling financially hence asked help from other Ayurveda Vaidya colleagues, but none of them showed interest in practicing Ayurveda.
I somehow arranged 300 Rs. in those days and took a room for 100 Rs/month and started Charaka Ayurveda Clinic. Almost after 12 years I decided to convert this clinic into an Asramam dedicated to serve all needy and poor, irrespective of their financial status. I continued to serve people in nearby slums, orphanages, old age home by conducting Health Awareness programs on basis of SwasthaVritta principles, promoting healthy lifestyle by following 3 pillars of healthy living viz. Ahar, Nidra and Brahmacharya/Vyayam. This was done with an aim to make a disease-free community. While all this was in progress, I was also determined to protect environment by promoting save water, usage of eco-friendly bags, promoting cow based organic farming.
Details of Ancestors
Generations of Vaidhyas
The Vision statement of Institution
To develop Charaka Ayurveda asramam into multi-specialty (ashtanga ayurveda vaidyashala) hospital and research institute to train upcoming ayurveda students into best future vaidyas by giving them maximum practical exposure.
To minimize environmental pollution such as land, water & air which is now a major root cause for several disease & ailments, especially life-threatening Carcinomas, by protecting nature and working on it with available organic and chemical free ecofriendly resources and methods.
A Memory that's etched deeply in the journey
When my parents took a decision to admit me in Ayurveda Graduation course is unforgettable memory in my life
Western medicine works instantly and provides temporary relief, but it is well known that it also has long-term side effects which may cause several new diseases, which is now very evident to a common man. Thus, people across the globe are now showing interest in taking ayurveda treatment which is time tested and reliable with no side effects.
Hence, I feel that upcoming ayurveda practioners must be well prepared to handle the increasing demand to Ayurveda and show good results and propagate the greatness of our indigenous and most ancient medical system across the globe
Your inspiration to choose Ayurveda
My father Dr. G.V. L . NARAYANACHARYA “Ayurveda Bhishak”
Few words about your Guru
Prof. Pranacharya Divi Rangacharyulu (Principal S.R. Govt. Ayurveda College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh)
To make Ayurveda treatments available to all the poor and needy people
Message to Youngsters
Time is the most precious and powerful things than other things in life. So, utilize it wisely. Continue to interact regularly and discuss with senior and experienced practioners of Ayurveda. With this you will develop your practical knowledge along with theoretical knowledge. By practicing all the Gunas
of Vaidya as told in Samhitas one can be an Ideal Ayurveda Vaidya. Today, entire world is looking towards yoga and ayurveda with a hope, hence it’s our duty to serve entire mankind with ayurveda so, be prepared for it.